Services by Qualified Healthcare Professionals
APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS
ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. It is a systematic way of changing behavior that has been proved to be effective through repeated research on how people learn. ABA focuses on “socially significant behaviors.” That means that we work on behaviors that will improve your child’s life. Your ABA clinicians will rely on on-going analysis of data to ensure that your child is making progress. ABA treatment plans rely on everyone doing the same thing in the same way.
Plans will be very detailed so that everyone know can implement treatment across all settings. Our team is dedicated to working collaboratively with you as the caregivers in addition to his other treatment providers and educational programs. At LSTS, we believe that when we work together and communicate often, we can achieve so much more.
Finally, ABA therapists work to help your child generalize their skills. It is not enough for them to be able to sit at a table in a clinic or in your home. They also need to be able to sit at a table at school, restaurants, grandma’s house, etc. It also means that once they learn how to button their shirt, they should also be able to button their coat and their pants. ABA therapy is systematically designed to not only ensure that the new skills we are teaching are long-lasting, but that these skills can be applied across multiple settings and with multiple people that are part of your child's life.
PARENT TRAINING &
LSTS offers a caregiver support model where a BCBA, BCaBA, or Autism Specialist will provide caregiver training on a weekly basis to work on treatment goals determined by you and your Caregiver Support Professional. This model is most often used for children with a Level 1 Autism Diagnosis where intensive 1:1 therapy is not needed or as a support for children who have met their therapy goals and are graduating from services.
To be referred to services through this model, attendance must be at 80% which includes both your parent training meetings and your child’s 1:1 sessions. If, while utilizing this model, attendance falls below 80% for two consecutive months, or cancellations are determined to otherwise be frequent and/or unproductive with little measured progress, your Caregiver Support Provider, in collaboration with the Chief Clinical Officer, reserves the right to discontinue services and provide referrals to other practitioners in the community.
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ABA Therapy Overview
All of our clients goals are designed individually for each child. The best way to teach is to do so in a way that the child will learn and enjoy it! Data is collected on each treatment goal for your child’s success and frequent monitoring, and we love sharing this with our client’s grown ups in their lives.
We can’t do it without you! Research shows that the longevity of skills learned in ABA are the most lasting when parents participate and develop their own “tool belt” of ABA knowledge. At LSTS, we believe so much in this compenent being an essential part of your child's treatment that we even have team members whose primary role is to support, collaborate and learn with you throughout your ABA journey!
We believe in compassionate, respectful, and effective ABA for our tiny humans. All of a child’s life experiences may affect them in different ways and we both value and appreciate this.Intensity of ABA-Clients receive therapy ranging from 15-35+ hours per week. 80% or more of a child’s recommended hours are required for receiving therapy with Little Stars. Don’t worry, we enjoy collaborating with schools to meet all necessary education requirements in Kansas. Learning environments are structured with social activities,1:1 learning, and classroom routines.
The Importance of Play
Our goal is to teach through structured learning settings and natural environment teaching, all involving play and fun! Whether we are out on the playground, in our gym, exploring the sensory room or in the classroom, our focus is ensuring that your child finds joy in his daily treatment!
All clients have a Master’s or Doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Autism Specialist assigned to them who assess and develop treatment plan programming. Our Behavior Technicians receive intensive training and certification with the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) to work under the supervision of the BCBA or Autism Specialist to implement treatment plans.